Archive For July 22, 2017
Overwatch‘s newest character, Doomfist, was a long time coming–his existence in the lore was known before the game released, and players had been clamoring to see him since launch last year. But the character that will soon be available is quite different from earlier versions that Overwatch’s developers worked on.
At San Diego Comic-Con tonight, Blizzard hosted a panel where it discussed the development process of Doomfist, sharing early concept art and ideas that didn’t ultimately make it into the final iteration. Lead designer Geoff Goodman explained that an early version of Doomfist was able to physically pick up enemies. This allowed him to use them as human shields to absorb damage or even throw them off of cliffs.
It’s time for Putin’s hackers to be on the receiving end of the beatdown stick of digital attacks this week. The folks behind the attack come from Microsoft, and the Russian hacker team goes by the name Fancy Bear. Yes, Fancy Bear, a name that’s brought relative shame to the Democratic National Convention’s game, also known as the Kremlin’s cyber spy team. But Microsoft isn’t attacking with “the cyber” – they’re attacking with… the law!
Microsoft’s legal team is rolling deep with lawsuits aplenty, a bunch of which were originally filed back in 2016, with actions starting well before this in years past. Microsoft sued the hacker group itself in federal court with accusations of cybersquatting, computer intrusion, and infringing on Microsoft-owned trademarks. The full legal documents – those made public – can be found at Notice of Pleadings.
With Pokemon Go having its first live event, Pokemon Go Fest, just less than a day away now, players are getting ready to gear up for some Pokemon-hunting in Chicago. Special events, global challenges, and other smaller events are just a few of the opportunities that’ll be had during the festival, and more recently, it was announced that Legendary Pokemon will finally be introduced into the game. If you’re looking to catch yourself an easy Legendary Pokemon — one of which might very well be Lugia according to some images dug up during a datamine — you might be in for a tougher ride than you’d expect, according to statements from Niantic officials.
It’s been a long time since Razer was satisfied building merely gaming mice, keyboards, and headphones. Every January, the company shows off a crazy new computer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — remember Bloomberg reports Razer is working on a phone as well.? — and now,
We don’t know much about the device, mind you — only that it could be “a mobile device tailored for its consumer base of hardcore gamers,” according to Bloomberg’s multiple anonymous sources.
If there’s a general consensus on the Destiny 2 beta, it’s this: Player vs. Player (PvP) makes you feel great; Player vs. Environment (PvE) makes you feel underpowered. Bungie is hearing all of those complaints. The studio says to expect changes when the game launches for real in September.
Over the past three years, one of the core tenets of Destiny has been that weapons and gear have the same functions no matter where you play. Whether you’re in the competitive Crucible or blasting aliens in story missions, your pulse rifles and shotguns will have the same damage, perks, and rates of fire. This has led to all sorts of gripes throughout the years, as whenever Bungie tweaks Destiny’s weapon balance for PvP, it can have a negative impact on PvE and vice versa.
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Today, we pit the OnePlus 5 against the Galaxy S8+ to see which one comes out on top. Both are powered by the exact same chip and have very similar footprint, although, the Samsung device has a much larger display compared to its rival. Overall, though, both have received the approval of the global tech media for the most part and, more importantly, have proven to be massive hits among their respective fans. So it will certainly be a close contest between the two in our head-to-head, especially, because both have their own pros and cons. So without further ado, let’s compare the two devices and see which one wins this bout.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it will sponsor “Sesame Street” on PBS. As part of the deal, characters like Big Bird, the Count, and Cookie Monster are appearing in online commercials for the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Wochit